Welcome to the SeaWiFS Bio-optical Archive and Storage System (SeaBASS), the publicly shared archive of in situ oceanographic and atmospheric data maintained by the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG). For information on how to search for data, please refer to the "Get Data" menu options. For information about preparing files for submission to SeaBASS, refer to "Contribute Data."

Recent Data Updates

Date Investigator Cruise Parameters
2021-01-22 Antonio Mannino [Multiple cruises] wavelength,ag
2021-01-10 Antonio Mannino b02_biome wavelength,ag
2021-01-10 Antonio Mannino b03_biome wavelength,ag
2021-01-10 Antonio Mannino b04_biome wavelength,ag
2021-01-06 Steven Lohrenz gulfcarbon2 abs_ap,abs_ad,ap,ad,aph,ad_model,aph_model
2020-12-24 Jean-Carlos Montero-Serrano MOH2019-OSL19 bin_depth,depth,bincount,trans,cp,psd_dnsd
2020-12-24 Pierre Larouche IML2010-19 bin_depth,depth,bincount,trans,cp,psd_dnsd
2020-12-17 Antonio Mannino b01_biome ag
2020-12-09 Jonathan Sherman M158 par,f-initial,fm,fv_fm,sigma_psii,tauav
2020-11-20 Craig Lee EXPORTSNP wt,sal,sigma_theta,ed,par,oxygen_kg,vsf,chl



New website look

The SeaBASS website has received a new look to go along with several background updates and small accessibility changes.


filename extension change (.sb)

The filename extension ".sb" is now officially used to identify the SeaBASS file format. Read more. Data submitters, please use ".sb" when creating future file names (instead of .csv, .txt, etc.) Data users should note that a large percentage of historical files have had their names updated to the new standard. Other than the metadata "/data_file_name" being updated, the contents and format are otherwise unchanged.


New: Data Submission Special Requirements

A new Data Submission Special Requirements page has been launched. It has requirements and examples for various types of data. When preparing a new submission, check to see if your data type is listed on that page. If so, review the conditionally required metadata, and optionally read tips or examples for formatting your files.

Importantly, some submissions must now include a checklist document listed under required extra documents. Checklists forms were designed to standardize and better preserve critical methods and analysis details that are part of community vetted protocols.